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  • Last update: Monday 27 July 2015 [621 news items]

ChipMOS sees orders for NAND flash, driver ICs pick up

Apr 18, 21:18

ChipMOS Technologies, which specializes in assembly and test services for LCD driver ICs and memory chips, has seen orders for NAND flash memory and small-size panel driver ICs pick...

TSMC, Altera team on 55nm embedded flash process

Apr 16, 12:08

Programmable logic supplier Altera is working with foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on a 55nm embedded flash (EmbFlash) process technology tailored...

Samsung mass producing 128Gb 3-bit MLC NAND flash

Apr 15, 10:38

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing a 128Gb, 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) NAND memory chip using 10nm-class process technology, according to the company. The new Samsung...

More flash drives transition to USB 3.0

Apr 12, 13:58

Many memory module makers have discontinued developing USB 2.0 flash drives since the second quarter, and now have new products all featuring the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, according...

Demand for USB 3.0 flash drives to boom

Winbond ramping up 58nm production for serial flash

Apr 12, 11:13

Winbond Electronics has announced that it is ramping up production of serial NOR flash chips using 58nm process technology. At its 12-inch wafer fab in Taichung, central Taiwan, Winbond...

NAND flash market defies trends and grows to record level in 4Q12, says IHS

Mar 27, 09:49

Despite facing five consecutive quarters of decline and a slowdown in consumption in smartphones and tablets, the global market for NAND flash memory pulled off a surprise growth...

Global NAND flash output value to rise 25.5% in 2013, says DRAMeXchange

Mar 20, 18:10

Output value for the global NAND flash industry is forecast to rise 25.5% to US$25.39 billion in 2013, thanks to brisk demand coming from the high-growth markets for smartphones,...

NAND flash inventory sufficient for now, say distributors

Mar 18, 22:26

NAND flash inventory is currently sufficient enough to meet customer demand, according to sources at IC distributors including Zenitron and Weikeng industrial.

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Tight control of supply by chipmakers affecting negatively flash card and drive shipments

Mar 18, 10:36

Major NAND flash makers including Samsung Electronics and Toshiba continue to impose tight supply strategies towards memory card and flash drive manufacturers, which has had a negative...

Tight supply of NAND flash chips disrupting shipments of USB 3.0 devices

Focused on embedded flash: Q&A with Spansion EVP Glenda Dorchak

Mar 11, 16:12

Spansion recently announced a joint development with United Microelectronics (UMC) to integrate its proprietary embedded charge trap (eCT) flash memory technology with the foundry's...

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Demand for NAND flash controller market diminishing, says Phison chairman

Mar 1, 11:25

Demand for flash-based microSD cards will drop significantly as feature phones are gradually losing ground to smartphones, which will result in a dwindling NAND flash memory controller...

TLC flash chips reportedly in short supply

Feb 26, 10:56

Production of TLC (triple-level-cell) NAND flash chips has slowed substantially as more suppliers allocate more capacity to MLC (multi-level cell) chips used for embedded multimedia...

USB 3.0 flash drives utilize TLC chips

Global NOR flash market to continue slide, says IHS

Feb 25, 12:06

After a decline in 2012, the NOR flash memory market is set to shrink again in 2013 and 2014 as more segments of the handset market eschew the device in favor of alternative NAND...

Etron to hit 10 million USB 3.0 flash drive controller milestone in 2013

Feb 20, 13:45

Etron Technology is expected to see its cumulative shipments of USB 3.0 flash drive controllers surpass 10 million units in 2013, up significantly from the current one million units...

Winbond NOR flash enters Microsoft Surface Pro supply chain

Newswatch - Feb 18, 22:06

Winbond Electronics has made additional ground with its NOR flash memory. The company's serial flash products have been adopted for Microsoft's Surface Pro, according to iFixIt's...

Winbond diversifying away from PC DRAM business

Global 2012 NAND flash market contracts as ultrabooks disappoint, says IHS

Feb 6, 12:37

Global NAND flash memory market revenues fell 7% in 2012 as disappointing ultrabook sales negated the impact of surging demand from Apple for its iPhone line, according to IHS iSup...

Samsung continues NAND flash market lead in 2012

Feb 5, 12:28

Samsung Electronics continued to lead the global NAND flash market in 2012, despite a 4.9% decrease in sales of the memory, according to DRAMeXchange.

Handsets to become biggest consumer of flash memory in 2013, says IHS

Feb 4, 11:56

In another sign of the pre-eminent position smartphones now hold in the global technology market, handsets as a whole are set to become the world's single largest consumer of flash...

NOR flash industry to see another wave of consolidation, says Macronix

Jan 23, 13:59

The NOR flash memory industry will be pushed into another wave of consolidation with the number of suppliers reduced to 2-3, according to Macronix International president Chih-Yuan...

NAND flash device suppliers look to better prospects in 1Q13

Jan 11, 11:28

NAND flash device manufacturers Transcend Information, Apacer Electronics and Phison Electronics have all reported sequential revenue declines for December 2012, but prospects for...

Global NAND flash output value to rise 15% in 2013, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 24, 22:39

Output value for the global NAND flash memory industry will rise 15% in 2013, with the growth driven mainly by brisk demand for integrated solid-state drives (SSD) and embedded MMC...

Flash memory market to surpass DRAM for first time in 2012, says IC Insights

Dec 22, 11:01

Driven by continued demand for smartphones, tablets, and other personal media devices, the total flash memory market, consisting of NAND and NOR, is forecast to grow 2% to US$30.4...

NAND flash prices drop 1-2% in 1H December, says DRAMeXchange

Dec 18, 22:10

According to DRAMeXchange, although the year-end peak replenishment period for system products has passed, and NAND flash manufacturers continue to cut production for retail markets,...

Kingston partners with ESET and ClevX for encrypted flash drives

Dec 14, 12:16

Kingston Technology has partnered with security software developer ESET and ClevX, an IP development and licensing company, to enhance its encrypted USB flash drives for keeping sensitive...

VIA Labs to roll out new USB 3.0 flash drive controllers built on 85nm

Dec 3, 14:23

VIA Labs, a subsidiary of VIA Technologies specializing in USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, will roll out new solutions for USB flash drives in December. The new VIA VL752-series...

Competition set to become fierce for USB 3.0 flash drive IC suppliers

Dec 3, 11:01

With more companies gearing up for the booming market for USB 3.0 flash drive controller ICs, competition is expected to be fierce in 2013, according to sources at memory module fi...

NAND flash makers gearing up for process transition

Nov 26, 22:08

NAND flash chipmakers are gearing up for transition to a newer 16nm process in 2013, according to industry sources. Nonetheless, the schedule for mass production on the node will...

NAND flash contract prices slip 1-5% in 1H November, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 21, 15:19

Early November contract prices for MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory fell by 1-5% to reflect a slowdown in inventory replenishment, according to DRAMeXchange. Meanwhile, prices...

Smartphones set to overtake feature phones in flash memory consumption, says IHS

Nov 21, 10:36

In another sign of their rising clout in the supply chain, smartphones in 2013 will account for a larger share of NAND flash memory usage than feature phones, the first time this...

ASMedia shipments of USB 3.0 flash device controllers to boom, says president

Nov 13, 13:36

Strong demand for USB 3.0- and Thunderbolt-compatible peripherals will buoy ASMedia Technology's shipments of USB device controllers in 2013, according to company president Lin Che-wei...

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Global NAND flash shipments valued at US$4.626 billion in 3Q12, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 5, 10:24

NAND flash shipments in the third quarter of 2012 were estimated at a total value of US$4.626 billion, increasing 6.6% on quarter, with bit shipments rising 10% and ASP dropping 3%,...

NAND flash contract prices continue rally in 2H October, says DRAMeXchange

Nov 1, 21:13

Having started to rise in September, contract prices for NAND flash memory continued their rally in the second half of October, according to DRAMeXchange. Average quotes for 64Gb...

NAND flash contract prices rise up to 17% in 1H October

Oct 18, 21:02

Contract prices for NAND flash memory continued to rally in the first half of October 2012, with quotes for mainstream MLC parts up 7-17%, according to DRAMeXchange.

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Total flash memory market to decline in 2012, says IHS

Oct 18, 14:07

Revenues for the flash memory market are projected to decline to US$24.3 billion in 2012, down 4.7% from US$25.5 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. The NAND segment is 2012...

Silterra 0.18-micron embedded flash technology enters mass production

Oct 16, 16:12

Malaysia-based IC foundry Silterra has announced the production release of its 0.18-micron embedded flash technology, dubbed C18E. Silterra has licensed SuperFlash technology from...

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    3D NAND die with M.2 SSD

    Intel and Micron have jointly announced the availability of their 3D NAND technology. This new 3D NAND technology, jointly developed by the companies, stacks layers of data storage...

    Photo: Company, Apr 7.

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    Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina notebook

    Apple has updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display with the new Force Touch trackpad, fifth-generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris Graphics 6100. The new trackpad...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

    SanDisk has announced the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive, the company's first USB Flash Drive designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad. The iXpand Flash Drive is a powerful, yet...

    Photo: Company, Nov 19.

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    Samsung 1TB mSATA SSD

    Samsung Electronics has launched its 840 EVO mSATA SSD line-up, including a one terabyte (TB) version. The Samsung 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the 840 EVO line-up which...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

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    SK Hynix 16nm 64Gb MLC NAND

    SK Hynix has started full-scale mass production of 16nm 64-gigabit (Gb) MLC NAND flash chips, according to the South Korea-based memory chipmaker. SK Hynix entered mass production...

    Photo: Company, Nov 20.

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